Arts & Culture
Civil & Human Rights
North America, United Stateshttp://www.khmerlegacies.org/
Socheata Poeuv 2007 Global Fellow
Initiate healing in the Cambodian-American community by empowering young Cambodians to interview their own parents about their survival during the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge, and disseminate these stories to educate the public about the genocide.
Socheata Poeuv is the CEO of Khmer Legacies, an organization whose mission is to create and capture video testimonies of survivors from the Cambodian genocide. Winner of the 2008 Jewish World Watch iWitness Award, Socheata made her filmmaking debut with the award-winning film New Year Baby, which was broadcast nationally on PBS’s Independent Lens on in 2008. She was on staff at NBC News Dateline, ABC News World News Tonight and NBC News TODAY. Socheata graduated cum laude with a B.A. in English literature from Smith College in 2002 and studied one year at Hertford College, Oxford. She is now pursuing an MBA at the Yale School of Management as a Soros Fellow.